Sometimes referred to as a "breastcollar", breastplates are designed to prevent the harness saddle from slipping backwards.
The Buxton breastplate is the most commonly seen in modern harness racing, and named after Ohio-based trainer Dick Buxton, who was the first to use this design on Standardbreds in the early 1960's.
This model is lined with a PVC waffle padding, for both extra comfort and prevention from galling. This breastplate is supplied as standard in most Zilco Racing Harness Sets.
Black with Black Padding